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Backpacker Travel Insurance

Insurance Protection for Backpacking


Our Best Adventure Travel Insurance Plans For Backpacking

Why Backpacking Travel Insurance?

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The popularity of backpacking continues to grow because it’s such a healthy way to experience nature and see the world on a budget. Backpackers eagerly anticipate their next adventure, knowing their feet can take them to places the average tourist will never see. Backpacking offers many physical and mental health benefits. In addition to exercise, walking in nature reduces stress and oftentimes depression, gives strength and confidence and it helps the hiker learn flexibility and be open-minded. 

Although backpacking can be done almost anywhere, there are some amazing backpacking vacation spots around the world. Here are some trendy backpacking destinations:

  • Nusa Penida, Indonesia – beautiful Kelingking Beach, many island adventures
  • Surat Thani, Thailand – authentic Thai experience away from tourists
  • Maribor, Slovenia – medieval buildings, winding streets, wine cafes
  • Hossegor, France – adorable seaside town, surfing
  • Trondheim, Norway – creative student city, craft beers, cafes, scenery
  • Kodaikanal, India – peaceful scenery, higher elevation
  • Isfahan, Iran – incredible architecture, Grand Bazaar
  • Nosara, Costa Rica – beach town, feels like California, riverboat safari
  • Siargao Island, The Philippines – beautiful island, surfing, nightlife
  • Gijon, Spain – surfing, dining, partying
  • Nassau, Bahamas – Caribbean culture, street food, bars, energy is electric
  • Maputo, Mozambique – capital city, colonial architecture, museums and galleries
  • Ha Giang, Vietnam – stunning scenery, secluded, rolling green mountains
  • Buenaventura, Columbia – surrounding beaches, tropical jungle and natural pools
  • Liege, Belgium – incredible architecture, cultural gems and amazing food
  • Trapani, Italy – scenery, beaches and volcanoes of Sicily
  • Pisac, Peru – small village near Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Raglan, New Zealand – surfing, black sand coastline, scenery
  • Portland, Maine – community feel, no crowds, vibrant arts scene
  • Sendai, Japan – especially during the festival in August

Beth has enjoyed backpacking in many parts of the world over the years, but her favorite adventures have happened in Southeast Asia. She is fascinated by the Asian culture, people, architecture and scenery, and has made some lifelong friends along the way. While backpacking is probably the most peaceful and relaxing activity Beth does, she’s experienced enough to know she must stay alert at all times. Walking through nature can be awesome and yet dangerous due to falls, getting lost, bad weather, poisonous plants, wild animals, illness and more.

That’s why Beth came to Good Neighbor – to protect herself in the event of a backpacking accident or illness.

According to a recent study, the number one cause of death in the backcountry is falls and the second is getting lost. Gravity can be dangerous in the backcountry, as 56% of all deaths are due to falls, avalanches, rock falls and falling trees.

Backpacker travel insurance plans can protect you in the event of an accident or illness while backpacking with comprehensive medical and evacuation coverage.

These days Beth makes sure her backpacker travel insurance plan includes evacuation coverage. On one of her early backpacking trips in Indonesia, one of her friends fell and was injured while they were hiking in a mountainous area. The group didn’t think they could safely transport her to a medical facility themselves, so they contacted the evacuation service from the insurance policy. Since then, Beth has made sure to have a backpacker travel insurance policy with evacuation coverage.

Backpacking can be dangerous, but you can protect yourself like Beth and her friend did with a backpacker travel insurance plan. Get started by selecting one of the featured plans below or by getting a quote now. 

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Featured Backpacker Travel Insurance Plans

We've got the right plan for you, whether you're backpacking across Europe, Vietnam or Peru. Simply click "Get Quote" or "Buy Online" to get started with your customized backpacker travel insurance plan.

GU Diplomat Travel with Adventure Sports Rider

  • Covers most adventure sports/extreme sports, plus a great general adventure travel insurance plan
  • For those traveling from 5 days up to 12 months
  • Your choice – $0 deductible up to $5,000 deductible
  • Up to $1,000,000 medical coverage
  • Medical Evacuation up to $500,000
  • Enhanced Accidental Death Benefit available up to $1,000,000
  • Select the Athletic Sports & Hazardous Activity Rider for the level appropriate for your sport

Trawick SafeTrekker Adventure Sports Insurance

  • $100,000 of medical coverage per person per period of coverage
  • $0 deductible
  • Search and rescue up to $10,000
  • Includes trip cancellation coverage
  • Up to $1,000,000 Medical/Emergency evacuation included
  • Up to age 65 – choose from 10 to 90 days
  • Loss of sports equipment to $3000 ($300 per item)

Good Neighbor Insurance is committed to protecting people whether they’re backpacking in Indonesia or climbing Mount Everest. With Good Neighbor Insurance you’re not just getting an insurance plan, you’re getting peace of mind with a neighbor on your side at work protecting you. Even when you buy online, dedicated expert insurance agents will track your policy to make sure you’re getting exactly what you need when you go backpacking, no matter where you go or what you plan to do.

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Other Adventure Sports Insurance Plans

MedJet Emergency Evacuation Plan- Short Term

  • 8 days of travel up to 30 days – No additional for adventure sports! (included)
  • No health questions, deductibles or claim forms are required
  • Air medical transport services only require that you be hospitalized as an inpatient and need hospitalization upon reaching your destination (medevac).
  • No dollar limit.
  • You can have the extra benefits of the Medjet Evacuation plan or buy one of our overseas trip insurance plans that cover international medical insurance.
  • This plan is “evacuation-only” (medical transportation including air and land transport), not medical or travel insurance. (All of our adventure sports travel insurance plans include emergency evacuation as a benefit.Please make sure your sport is covered in a medical emergency and that you have adequate medical insurance before purchasing a stand-alone medical transportation-only plan.

Trawick Safe Travels Team Sports Insurance

  • Covers most sports (see below) and is an affordable international sports event insurance plan when traveling
  • Covers you from 5 days up to one year with an option to renew for another year (you choose the amount of time)
  • Up to $1,000,000 US dollars of medical coverage that includes medical evacuation and medical transportation coverage
  • Saves non-U.S. citizens money by excluding the U.S.A. if they are not traveling to the US
  • Such as an Indonesian traveling to Singapore
  • Such as an Australian traveling to Hong Kong
  • Such as a U.S. citizen that lives in Singapore traveling to Australia
  • See more medical benefit details below!
  • Professional sports are not covered
  • Racing of any kind is excluded

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